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Old 10-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
tomer90
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Shutdown won't turn off laptop


Reboot, poweroff, whatever, the screen just turns black(not off) and hangs like that, at first it did that but after 10-15 seconds I'd just hit Enter and the laptop would poweroff(if I tried to hit enter before it would do nothing).
I'm running BackTrack 5 on Lenovo thinkpad t530 from live USB.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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What happens if you open a terminal, log in as root and

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shutdown -h now
?
 
Old 10-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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Same, I think it all started when I installed acpi from apt-get, it also created deleted inode referenced errors when BT5 boots before I do startx
 
Old 10-07-2012, 05:44 PM   #4
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Anyone?
 
Old 10-08-2012, 07:18 AM   #5
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If you had a corrupted file-system this may cause your iisues, since essential data or parts of programs maybe simply got lost. I would try a re-install and may be a different OS than Backtrack. Backtrack is not aimed at desktop use so it may lack in these parts.
 
Old 10-08-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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Never mind, reinstalled without the acpi package and now it's ok although it still requires me to hit enter for power shutdown, anouone knows why?

EDIT: adding noprompt at the end of the boot line fixes that

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